Goldberg I.L.1 2002. The saxicolous moss flora of the Middle Urals // Arctoa. Vol. 11: 63–80 [in English].

1 Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, 8 March St. 202, Ekaterinburg, 620144 Russia

KEYWORDS: mosses, flora, biodiversity, Middle Urals, epilitic species, ecology.

ABSTRACT. The saxicolous moss flora of the Middle Urals, the lowest part of the Ural Mts extending from 55°54’ N to 59°15’ N°, is studied. It is found to be quite specific, comprising 110 species inhabiting exclusively or predominantly rock outcrops. Number of their localities in the Middle Urals, types of bedrock, altitudinal, regional and general distribution are analyzed. Annotated list of moss species with comments on morphology and anatomy of some taxa is provided.

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